# How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

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• 10-07-2013, 09:15 AM
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by sqkcrk
A friend of mine says that all of the people in the world would fit into 3 cubic acres of space.

All those people would have to be cremated first, and then it likely would still be difficult. :eek: Here's my math:
(209 *209* 209 * 3) / 7000000000 = 0.00391256957

Each "person" would have just under 4/1000 of a cubic foot of space.
:lookout:

(numbers are approximate. World population estimates are about 7 billion.)

OK, here's the BEE content. If someone would like to provide an estimate of the world honeybee population, we could see whether all those bees will fit into one cubic acre. :rolleyes:
• 10-07-2013, 10:12 AM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Well, he did specify that they would have to be dehydrated and maybe it was 5 or 10 cubic acres. I don't really recall. Whatever it was, it pointed out how little the space is that we could occupy.
• 10-07-2013, 10:16 AM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by allan
I have 1 acre I can make in to a bee yard I was just wondering how many hives could fit :scratch:
thanks allan

What are you really asking allan? Do you have any hives yet? It doesn't really matter what the answer is, you will never fill it up. A semi load of commercially run 4 way pallets of beehives could fit comfortably on an acres of land w/ space to manuver around them in order to work them. That's 408 hives, depending on what sort of semi trailer one is used to working with.
• 10-07-2013, 11:16 AM
gone2seed
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by Spinner
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• 10-07-2013, 11:32 AM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Quote:

All those people would have to be cremated first, and then it likely would still be difficult. :eek: Here's my math:
(209 *209* 209 * 3) / 7000000000 = 0.00391256957

Each "person" would have just under 4/1000 of a cubic foot of space.
:lookout:

(numbers are approximate. World population estimates are about 7 billion.)

OK, here's the BEE content. If someone would like to provide an estimate of the world honeybee population, we could see whether all those bees will fit into one cubic acre. :rolleyes:

If we reduced 7 billion people to one cubic foot, how many cubic acres would that be? Seems like a cremated person would fit in a cubic foot, or even less.
• 10-08-2013, 05:58 PM
allan
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Quote:

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
What are you really asking allan? Do you have any hives yet? It doesn't really matter what the answer is, you will never fill it up. A semi load of commercially run 4 way pallets of beehives could fit comfortably on an acres of land w/ space to manuver around them in order to work them. That's 408 hives, depending on what sort of semi trailer one is used to working with.

all I was asking is if 1 acres would be enough space and if there was like a limit on how many hives per acre that's all

thanks allan
• 10-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Shouse
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
A truck load (408 hives) will fit on an acre for over wintering. During the honey flow (spring/summer/fall) I would not put more than 64 hives within a 2 mile radius, and I would want 160 acres to 320 acres of Alfalfa or clover... within 400 yards and don't forget a water source.
• 10-08-2013, 09:08 PM
odfrank
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
I think Allan really meant to ask is "how many hives can one acre sustain?"
• 10-08-2013, 09:42 PM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Well that's odd frank. Wonder why he didn't ask what he wanted to know?
• 10-09-2013, 03:26 AM
allan
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
I will not be asking or posting anything else on beesource

thanks allan
• 10-09-2013, 05:51 AM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Oh my Gawd. Are people really so sensitive? I guess so.
• 10-09-2013, 08:48 AM
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Allan - by my count you got 6 responsive, useful answers. The rest was some responses to the useful answers, and then there was a lot of fluff. :lookout:

While you may prefer to have less fluff, 6 responsive answers is not too bad overall. The fluff posts were not directed at you personally - but sometimes that is going to happen in a public forum such as Beesource. You can always choose to ignore the fluff.

(the comments above are from the perspective of someone who has a foot in each camp. I did offer a responsive answer, but then also contributed to the fluff.)
:pk:
• 10-09-2013, 09:36 AM
Mbeck
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Wow! Honey production should be easy with this information
• 10-09-2013, 01:42 PM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by allan
lol that is a lot of hives

Post 29. Clearly allan found some comments entertaining.
• 10-09-2013, 02:18 PM
Shouse
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
Must of been something I said... That's what the wife always says :scratch:
• 10-09-2013, 07:51 PM
allan
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by sqkcrk
Post 29. Clearly allan found some comments entertaining.

• 10-09-2013, 08:47 PM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
And informative too.
• 10-09-2013, 09:05 PM
allan
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
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Originally Posted by sqkcrk
And informative too.

have I said anything out the way to you what is the deal
• 10-09-2013, 09:21 PM
sqkcrk
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
I'm not sure. You seemed to dislike the answers you got. I can understand not caring for "the fluff" as Rader called it. But, you seemed to be upset. Unless I misunderstood. But you did Post that you would no longer ask anymore questions on beesource or making anymore Posts. Was that you being humorous?
• 10-09-2013, 09:31 PM
allan
Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard
[QUOTE=sqkcrk;1009029]I'm not sure. You seemed to dislike the answers you got. I can understand not caring for "the fluff" as Rader called it. But, you seemed to be upset. Unless I misunderstood. But you did Post that you would no longer ask anymore questions on beesource or making anymore Posts. Was that you being humorous?[/QUOT
your right I did post that so be it
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